Monthly Archives: August 2014

Horse Racing

A century ago, Greenville residents were gearing up for the North Texas Fair that would open in a few days at the Fairgrounds. Today the site is the home of the YMCA and the old Shirey’s plant at the corner … Continue reading

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A Buttermilk Sky

The word buttermilk reminds me of two very different things. The first, of course, is the dairy product. I often use buttermilk when I bake but the thought of drinking it as a beverage is repulsive, although I have known … Continue reading

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What Happened to Andrew Thomas Sampley?

In late October 1861 a company of men from Stevenson, Jackson County, Alabama enlisted in the 42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A. They made their way to Camp Cheatham, just north of Nashville, Tennessee. There on October 31, 1861 … Continue reading

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The Guns of August

August 4 marks the 100th anniversary of the invasion of Belgium by Germany, the start of what was then known as the Great War. Countless books have been written about the war and continue to be published. I set about … Continue reading

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